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India top recipient of intl remittances in 2018: WB

According to the data computed by the World Bank, in 2018, India was the top recipient of international remittances. A significant chunk of this contribution came from those individuals who migrated from Kerala. Gulf nations (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar & Oman) and the United States continue to drive most of the remittances to India. Interestingly, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Tamil Nadu emerged as the top 3 states sending migrants abroad during the year.

These figures are subject to review, since the Ministry of External Affairs only encompasses overseas Indians (NRIs & PIOs) and people requiring emigration checks. China & Mexico are the other top recipients of global remittances.